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interior balonies in the Pavilion Hall at the Hermitage Museum (formerly the Winter Palace), St Petersburg, Russia (Herringbone and Houndstooth)

Arch of the General Staff Building in St. Petersburg, Russia built to commemorate Russia's victory over Napolean. by Massimillanogalardi - Explore the World with Travel Nerd Nici, one Country at a Time. http://TravelNerdNici.com

Arch of General Staff Building commemorating the Russian victory over Napoleon Ic France in the Patriotic War of St Petersburg

Palace Square located in the historic centre of St Petersburg, Russia

The Alexander Column also known as Alexandrian Column, is the focal point of Palace Square in Saint Petersburg, Russia. The monument was raised after the Russian victory in the war with Napoleon's France.

Prior to this trip, I had never been to Russia so my knowledge was restricted to Stalin and Putin and Siberia and to vodka and politics and the fact that it’s now illegal in Russia to tell kids that gay people exist. Are you heading to Russia and wondering what to expect? Here's what you need to know + the top things to see and do in St. Petersburg, Russia.

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Hermitage Museum, St-Petersburg, Russia

Hermitage Museum, St-Petersburg, Russia A beautiful gown a handsome man in a gorgeous tux and a long glorious staircase. Please Lord just don't let me trip:)

State Hermitage Museum - Saint Petersburg, Russia

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A Quick Guide to St. Petersburg, Russia

This quick guide to St. Petersburg, Russia will make sure you don't miss any of the top sights in the beautiful, cold city!